Nice cars that people have destroyed with bad taste

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by pirahna, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. pirahna

    pirahna Long timer

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  2. Carlo Muro

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  3. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I kind of like these. It's a Japanese subculture that has turned accessorizing to an extreme. In a society that doesn't rely on auto's for transportation, you'll see a lot of vehicles taken to the extreme. It's called, Bōsōzoku.

    My favorite are the Decotora trucks though.

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  4. Jedi

    Jedi The bikeless wonder

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  5. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    I love Jeeps, so these made me cry a bit...

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  6. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    funny fucker :bluduh


    for the record, I had nothing to do with picking that color

    which is ok because the paint job is so shitty it may just slide off the first time I drive it in the rain
  7. mike

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    I'd drive that.
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  10. PaleRider

    PaleRider gelande/strasse

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    ... that is kinda cool, I have never heard of that.

    ... when I lived in Houston, they'd have an annual Art Car parade. More art than auto, but it was pretty cool. Some were real creative like a "rolling Burning Man."
  11. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Decotora's are privately owned work trucks. They sort of look weird in the day but they look awesome at night.

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  12. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I remember those kits. I think 4WD.com or Qtec was selling them. There was also a Woody kit as well. :puke1
  13. PaleRider

    PaleRider gelande/strasse

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    ... they do look better at night :nod ... am I to understand they actually use those trucks during the the day and cruise or somep'n at night?

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  14. pirahna

    pirahna Long timer

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    Warhol should be in prison for this. :bluduh

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  15. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    They are work trucks. Day and night, they are usually working. Unless there is a meetup someplace, you don't usualy see them as they are on truck routes.

    Ooo, BMW's Art Cars...

    1975: 3.0 CSL by Alexander Calder
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    1976: 3.0 CSL by Frank Stella
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    1977: 320i by Roy Lichtenstein
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    1982: 635 Csi by Ernst Fuchs
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  16. PaleRider

    PaleRider gelande/strasse

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    ... I like the BMW art car series alot, and the initial Calder version is my favorite (those others are nice too).

    ... I also like: 1999: V12 LMR by Jenny Holzer

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    Miles Crouch's Triumph Spitfire with Ford 2.3 Turbo Engine

    as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XV Issue 2, September 2007

    Owner: Miles Crouch
    <!-- M2SCROUCH@aol.com --> City: Atlanta GA
    Model: 1979 Triumph Spitfire
    Engine: Ford 2.3 turbo inline four-cylinder engine
    Conversion performed by: Owner

    <table class="body-estext" border="0"><tbody><tr> <td valign="top">Engine:</td> <td valign="top">the engine is from an SVO Mustang. It's been balanced and blue-printed, and the head has been ported by Boport. Wiseco pistons. Chevy 5.7" rods. I have adapted the 4g63 oil jets from a Mitsubishi engine into the Ford 2.3 block to cool the pistons better.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Induction:</td> <td valign="top">custom intake with a 75mm throttle body, 96lb injectors, water methenol injection, and an 1100cfm intercooler.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Engine Electrical:</td> <td valign="top">SDS engine management, using the Ford factory harness.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Cooling:</td> <td valign="top">big block radiator. It stays cool and can sit all day in traffic with no problem.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Exhaust:</td> <td valign="top">3.5" down-pipe off the turbo into a pulse chamber. I made the exhaust by taking 1.5" pipe and cutting it in two, then using a 7 inch flat steel to connect the two halves of the 1.5" pipe. This will give a little more than the 3.5" pipe and great ground clearance. Supertrapp muffler.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Transmission:</td> <td valign="top">Performance Automatic C-4 3 speed with transmission brake and 1/1 final drive ratio. 3000rpm stall, 9" torque converter. Custom driveshaft with 2 safety loops.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Rear Axle: </td> <td valign="top">narrowed 9" Ford, with limited slip differential, 2.75:1 ratio, and 28 spline axles.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Front Suspension: </td> <td valign="top">custom air-ride suspension. I made my own A-arms and used Mustang II front spindles. Grand National shocks. Factory Spitfire rack and tie-rod ends.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Rear Suspension: </td> <td valign="top">4-link and Panhard bar, with airbags and camaro shocks.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Brakes: </td> <td valign="top">four wheel disk.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Wheels: </td> <td valign="top">15" Prostar Street and Drag aluminum.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Chassis: </td> <td valign="top">factory Spitfire frame supplemented with a full rollcage. The 4-link structure runs rocker-to-rocker and was tied into the old factory frame for the conversion. Trust me, the car goes straight out of the hole and this is important.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Body: </td> <td valign="top">Frenched antenna. Ford rear wing.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Electrical: </td> <td valign="top">more room for gauges and I made a new wire harness that had more than 3 grounds and a few fuses.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Performance: </td> <td valign="top">as originally set up, we did 511 at the wheels with 29psi and 116 octane. 93 octane @ 23 psi with water methenol made 348 rwhp. We're working on a new set-up that should be better.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Weight: </td> <td valign="top">between 1950 and 2000lbs.
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Miles Driven: </td> <td valign="top">thousands... to Montgomery AL and everywhere around Atlanta. No trailer queen here!
    </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top">Comments: </td> <td valign="top">all the work was done by myself except rebuilding the turbo and the transmission. This car is making over 500hp at the wheels with race gas. I have to get an NHRA driver's license now because it was too fast on the track! There are many other mods, but those are the main ones.
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    Remember when VH1 gave away the Corvette collection? He purchased the collection from the winner. The cars have been sitting in some crappy parking garage rotting away ever since.
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